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10:55 AM ET, August 18, 2011

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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
First US-based NoW reporter is arrested  —  James Desborough is arrested by London police investigating UK hacking allegations  —  James Desborough, an award-winning reporter at the former News of the World newspaper, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
A life unravelled ... whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire  —  Relentless legal pursuit of ex-News Corp employee likened to ‘Rambo tactics’  —  Five years ago Robert Emmel was enjoying the American dream.  He lived in a detached house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
In China, reporters covering Biden get the heave-ho  —  Only minutes into the vice president's remarks, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits.  Soon the shooing became shoving.  —  Vice President Joe Biden participates in a meeting with the chairman …
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog and TPMDC
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: The future of media is a two-way street  —  Plenty of newspapers and other mainstream media entities are happy to use social tools like Twitter and Facebook to promote their content, host comments on their news stories in order to build traffic, and otherwise try and take advantage of the web.
Discussion: JackLail.com, Thanks:mathewi
David Hiltbrand / Sacramento Bee:
CNN anchor Don Lemon: Talented, imperious, scarred, publicly out  —  PHILADELPHIA - Want a yardstick for how far into the post-ironic era we have drifted?  —  This summer, TV newsman Don Lemon published a memoir, “Transparent,” in which he came out as gay and talked about being sexually abused as a boy.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg L.P. Is Rejected  —  In a major victory for Bloomberg L.P., the financial and media services giant founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a federal judge has dismissed claims that the company engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leaves.
Zeke Turner / WWD:
Times Magazine Hires Jon Kelly  —  Photo By CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com … New York Times Sunday Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren has hired Jon Kelly away from Bloomberg Businessweek.  —  Kelly, 29, will run the front of the Sunday Magazine and Greg Veis will become politics editor.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Set to Publish Pop Author  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon moved aggressively Tuesday to fulfill its new ambition to publish books as well as sell them, announcing that it had signed Timothy Ferriss, the wildly popular self-help guru for young men.  —  The terms were not disclosed.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
YouTube, music publishers settle copyright beef  —  A group of music publishers that joined a class action lawsuit filed against YouTube in 2007 have reached a settlement with Google's video-sharing site.  —  David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, in a photo taken earlier this summer
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jumo ‘Acquired’ for $0 and a Graceful Exit  —  Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has struggled with his ambitious solo start-up, the social network for activism Jumo, ever since its bumpy launch.  Waning traffic and disinterested users were making it obvious that the site was not going to catch on …
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
Facebook study finds Independent's content was shared and liked 136,000 times in one month  —  Facebook has published a report on the way the Independent uses the social network to share content.  The study has found people liked or shared content from the Independent 136,000 during a “recent” month.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Court Rejects Freelancer Settlement: Still No Payment From Tasini Court Win  —  Jonathan Tasini was a hero to many writers when he won his battle to get additional payments from publishers like The New York Times who had included his freelance work in databases like LexisNexis.
 
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

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